Category: History

  • Hist Greattrek

    The historical events in 19th century South Africa are marked by the ‘Groot Trek’. Starting in 1835, more than 10,000 Boers, the Voortrekkers, left the Cape Colony with their families and went north and north-east. The reasons for this mass exodus were their economic problems, the threatening danger of conflict with the Xhosa, who settled […]

  • Isandlwana

    When relations between Britain and the Zulus became strained during the latter half of 1878, Lord Chelmsford transferred his headquarters from the Cape Colony to Pietermaritzburg the capital of Natal. Steps were taken to strengthen the British forces, including the transfer of both battalions of the 24th Regiment from the eastern frontier. In all, eight […]

  • How long did the British rule South Africa?

    The British rule of South Africa began in 1795 when the Dutch East India Company transferred its control of the Cape Colony to the British Crown. The British rule continued until the Union of South Africa was established in 1910. During this time, the British implemented a policy of segregation and discrimination against the black […]

  • descendants of the dutch people who settled in south africa

    In 1652, a Dutch East India Company ship carrying soldiers, settlers, and supplies arrived at the Cape of Good Hope. The ship was the first of many that would bring Europeans to South Africa. Among those on board were the ancestors of the Afrikaners, the Dutch-speaking people of South Africa. The Afrikaners have a long […]

  • How did South Africa become white?

    The first Europeans to arrive in South Africa were the Dutch in 1652. The Dutch East India Company had established a base at the Cape of Good Hope to provide a resting stop for its ships travelling to India. The Dutch settlers brought with them a way of life that was very different from that […]

  • how did the dutch end up in south africa

    The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602, and it was through this organization that the Dutch first arrived in South Africa. The Dutch East India Company was set up for the purpose of trade, and it was through this trade that the Dutch first came into contact with the indigenous people of South […]

  • how far has south africa come

    Since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has made great strides in becoming a more diverse and inclusive society. The election of Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president was a symbolic moment in the history of South Africa, and signaled a new era of hope and reconciliation. Since then, South Africa […]

  • how many farmers murdered in south africa

    Since the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has been working hard to improve race relations and promote economic development. Unfortunately, the country has been plagued by crime, and the murder rate is among the highest in the world. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of farm murders, with […]

  • Bram Fischer

    Bram Fischer (Abram Louis Fischer 23 Apr 1908 to 8 May 1975), was an Afrikaner South African lawyer. Fischer’s father, Percy Fischer, was Judge President of the Orange Free State, and his grandfather, Abraham Fischer, had been prime minister of the Orange River Colony. In his youth he studied at Grey College in Bloemfontein. He […]

  • Ulundi

    News of the massacre at Isandlwana hill had hit Britain hard and in response a flood of reinforcements were sent to Natal. For the renewed offensive Lord Chelmsford fielded 1,000 cavalry, 9,000 infantry and a further 7,000 men with 24 guns, including the first use of Gatling guns. On 3 June the second major attempt […]